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Title: Pipe network model for scaling of dynamic interfaces in porous media
Authors: Lam, Chi-hang
Horváth, Viktor K.
Subjects: Boundary conditions
Computational fluid dynamics
Computer simulation
Contact angle
Interfaces (materials)
Mathematical models
Numerical analysis
Pressure effects
Surface tension
Viscosity of liquids
Issue Date: 7-Aug-2000
Publisher: American Physical Society
Source: Physical review letters, 7 Aug. 2000, v. 85, no. 6, p. 1238–1241.
Abstract: We present a numerical study on the dynamics of imbibition fronts in porous media using a pipe network model. This model quantitatively reproduces the anomalous scaling behavior found in imbibition experiments [Phys. Rev. E 52, 5166 (1995)]. Using simple scaling arguments, we derive a new identity among the scaling exponents in agreement with the experimental results.
Rights: Physical Review Letters © 2000 The American Physical Society. The Journal's web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.1238
ISSN: 0031-9007 (print)
1079-7114 (online)
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